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Sareena Dayaram

22 March 2020

Singapore, Singapore

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Initially, Singapore was one of the most impacted country by the spread of the coronavirus; however, with strict policy and early isolation, the city-state has managed to maintain a low infection rate. Early on in the...

KOAT-TV

Susannah Cullinane

22 March 2020

United States

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To reduce the number of people being tested unnecessarily for coronavirus, the CDC has introduced an online bot that helps people determine the severity of their symptoms. Because the United States has a limited suppl...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

22 March 2020

China

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Countries that have more recently fought against communicable and infectious disease outbreaks, such as China, are offering lessons about potential ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. Stricter and more efficient guid...

Vox

Allegra Frank

Constance Grady

22 March 2020

Singapore

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Countries around the world have used different strategies to try to contain the coronavirus but some tactics are being lauded over others. Singapore, South Korea, and Senegal are a few of the countries that rapidly im...

WFAA-TV

Jobin Panicker

22 March 2020

Frisco, Texas, United States

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A tech company has developed a monitoring text messaging system for those entering the United States from China as a means of trying to contain the coronavirus. With an individual's consent, the system sends one text ...

The New York Times

Jason Horowitz

Elisabetta Povoledo

21 March 2020

Rome, Italy

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In learning what could best work to contain the coronavirus, Italy is offering lessons to other countries in what has failed to work there. Dubbed the new "epicenter of a shifting pandemic" after reporting the highest...

BBC

Helier Cheung

21 March 2020

Singapore

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As the West continues to battle the spread of coronavirus, countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan offer lessons in what's working to flatten the curve. Although some measures such as early intervention and so...

Route Fifty

Maia Jachimowicz

Zachary Markovits

20 March 2020

United States

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To address those that have been specifically impacted by economic crash due to coronavirus and to slow the spread, cities across the United States are enacting comprehensive measures to help. From a halt on all utilit...

Foreign Affairs

Jaron Lanier

E. Glen Weyl

20 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has gone largely unscathed thus far by the coronavirus, showing that their methodology of relying on civic technology has merit to be a model for other countries. Through a combination of "community initiatives...

The Straits Times

Chang May Choon

19 March 2020

South Korea

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South Korea has turned to creative measures to help contain the coronavirus pandemic, including setting up drive-through clinics sites and launching a mobile app for foreigners to monitor their health. The 50 differen...

NBC News

Olivia Solon

April Glaser

18 March 2020

United States

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A group of researchers of infectious diseases, virologists, computer scientists, doctors, and nurses have taken to moderating a community coronavirus message board on Reddit to help spread awareness and decrease infor...

Business Insider

Isaac Scher

17 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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Taiwan has been able to contain the spread of the coronavirus by implementing rapid intervention strategies and protocols from the onset of the public health crisis. Relying on "public-health infrastructure and data a...

The Diplomat

Trien Vinh Le

Huy Quynh Nguyen

17 March 2020

Vietnam

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China has seen success in containing the coronavirus through strict governmental oversight but when the virus made its way to Vietnam – a country with similar rule – the government enacted more transparent approaches ...

The Washington Post

Ishaan Tharoor

17 March 2020

South Korea

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Unlike the United States, South Korea has seen rapid success in slowing the spread of coronavirus by implementing widespread testing protocols and increasing transparency. Instead of government officials giving update...

The Trace

Lakeidra Chavis

17 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Street outreach workers who work to reduce gun violence in Chicago are using the relationships they've built to now spread the word about the dangers of the coronavirus. “To the extent that we are the sort of conduits...

The Sydney Morning Herald

Ben Hurley

16 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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In Taiwan, a combination of "early intervention and a well-oiled command structure" have helped to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Measures such a public health hotline, temperature check points, enhanced hygi...

Financial Times

Kathrin Hille

Edward White

16 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan all implemented similar comprehensive public health emergency plans that successfully reduced the spread of coronavirus in each region. Although each country used t...

Wall Street Journal

Dasl Yoon

Timothy W. Martin

16 March 2020

South Korea

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The testing efficiency and protocols implemented in South Korea to slow the spread of coronavirus have proven to be successful, with the latest reports of the country showing that reports of cases have leveled off. Co...

EURACTIV

Andrés Sánchez Braun

16 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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Weeks before the coronavirus outbreak was declared to be a pandemic, Seoul, and other parts of South Korea set into motion a combination of "prevention and mitigation programs" that are now being touted as lessons for...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Will Doig

16 March 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan has emerged as an outlier in the fight to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, having not imposed strict or aggressive containment strategies, yet still seeing few cases reported. The country's success is li...

Voice of America (VOA)

William Gallo

12 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea has taken a softer approach to preventing and containing the coronavirus, in large part because they’ve prioritized accessible testing and have an already-existing strong and affordable healthcare system. ...

The New York Times

Michael Barbaro

12 March 2020

China

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The United States and Italy have been playing catch up in the mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic and were resistant to implementing social distancing, while other countries took more aggressive approaches. Now bot...

The Guardian

Michelle Yun

12 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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Struggling countries look to Taiwan as an example of how to respond to a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. Strategies that Taiwan uses include tracking of mandatory quarantines, border control, and its use of tech...

Slate

Chloe Hadavas

11 March 2020

New Taipei, Taiwan

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Compared to countries of similar size and stature, Taiwan and Singapore both had extremely effective responses to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus. Each faced their own unique set of circumstances, but they us...

Harvard Business Review

Martin Reeves

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Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

Kevin Whitaker

10 March 2020

China

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The coronavirus outbreak has had a detrimental impact on economies due to business and industry closures but some Chinese enterprises have implemented strategies to help recover faster. From early on-set crisis teams ...

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